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Hi I'm Cathy

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I'm an office manager. I love to read, sing and take care of my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi there,. I'm a working Mom, although my children are now grown. I think of myself primarily as a Mom because in my job I continue to help people to learn and grow. I am a manager in a medical office. My favorite part of my job is helping people to solve problems and in training them to learn new skills. I enjoy teaching new employees how to use the computer system and the other processes we use in the office. I help the doctors serve their patients and help patients resolve problems thay may come up. My husband and I like to sing together while he plays the guitar. We have enjoyed this since we first met and it continues to be one of our favorite activities. I also like working in my yard and watching movies. I have two grown children and two grandchildren. I love to read, especially history and biographies. I enjoy learning about how people have invented or created new items or ideas.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in what is called a "less active" family. Both my parents were raised in the Church but we rarely attended. The gospel was not practiced in our home. When I was in the second grade a friend invited me to come to Primary with her. I enjoyed the fun activities we did such as memorizing scriptures and learning to do embroidery. I felt a sense of belonging there, but by the time I was a teenager I became more interested in my school friends and activities. I gradually lost interest in Church activities and entually stopped going at all. For most of my teenage and young adult life, I gave little thought religion. I married a wonderful man who also had no strong religous roots and we enjoyed building our lives together. When we started our family I began to feel that something important was mising in my life. I wanted a way to help my children feel at peace in a troubled world. At this time a series of events began to occur which gently guided me back to the Church. A neighbor invited me to come to choir because she knew I liked to sing. While reading a magazine in the hair salon I was reminded of values I had learned as a child. Timidly I began to attend meeetings and make new friends in the Church. When I was ready, I asked the Lord if He was really there for me, and a powerful feeling of love and reassurance came over me. I felt that the Lord had personally sought me out and sent friends and experiences into my life to lead me back into His fold. This was so astonishing to me! I had wandered far away and He came looking for me. I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover and knew that it was true. I could relate to Joseph Smith's testimony. I had not seen a vision, but I knew God was real and I could never again deny it. I know this is God's true Church and I love belonging to it.

How I live my faith

Having been raised with a Mormon heritage, but becoming converted to the gospel in my adult life, I feel that I can be an understanding friend to new converts as well as lifelong members. For many years I taught the young children ages 3 to 11 in the Primary organization. The lesons taught there are to be kind to one another, to trust in the Lord and to learn to be like Him. I live my faith by trying to treat others the way that the Savior would. I try to face each day with a joyful heart because I know that my Father in Heaven is real and that He cares for me. I look for the good in people and in the world and I usually find it. Someone once asked me if being a Mormon was hard, because we have so many standards to live by. It can be hard sometimes to stand apart from most of the worldly practices in our modern society, but I know this is what the Lord expects me to do and is the source of true happiness. The Savior said, "Take my yoke upon you..., for my yoke is easy and my burden is light." I try to live my life as an example of someone that believes what the Lord has promised, so that others might see me and feel hopeful about ttheir lives, he world and the future. I'm not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination, but I am happy, and I'm hopeful. I know that Christ is my Svior and that He will come again and restore peace to the earth.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

We believe that the family is the most important unit of society and is esential to God's plan for our happiness. Hubands and wives are equal partners in making decisions for the family and in loving and caring for their children. We believe that children thrive when they have both a mother and a father to help them grow and teach them to be sucessful adults. Show more Show less